Zumba instructor Alexis Wright, 29, doubled as a prostitute in her zumba studio and is being charged with various charges resulting from her undercover operation.
*Zumba is the relatively new exercise sensation that people of all ages take advantage of these days.
The latin inspired dance/exercise has studios filled to the brim with participants every day waiting to learn exotic moves they didn’t know they could do.
Only Alexis Wright, 29, had some moves she didn’t share with any of her students. She had an exclusive clientele for those moves.
Wright ran a Zumba studio in a tourist town in Maine called Kennebunk. The upper class Mayberry-like town has been rocked with the scandal that revealed that Wright was not the sweet little lady around the lane.
But in fact, she was a prostitute doubling as a zumba instructor and now
Maine State Trooper Douglas Cropper lets elderly driver crash into his cruiser to stop him from driving the wrong way up the interstate.
*Have you ever played chicken or got really close to hitting someone and braced for impact, but nothing happened?
How about crashing into someone on purpose? NOT! But, believe it or not, there are times when that might be necessary … if you’re in law enforcement.
Maine State Trooper Douglas Cropper got the call that someone was headed the wrong way down the interstate and he took off in hot pursuit to hopefully stop the driver before something devastating occurred. (more…)
*Maine’s governor, Paul LePage, just doesn’t give a crap. He is telling critics to “kiss my butt” over his decision not to attend the state NAACP’s annual Martin Luther King Jr. Day celebrations this weekend.
LePage turned down invites to attend a dinner in Portland Sunday night and a breakfast in Orono on Monday because of prior commitments.
The NAACP’s state director said the group felt it was being neglected by the new governor, a Republican elected in November with Tea Party support.
When asked by a reporter Friday to respond, LePage said: “Tell them to kiss my butt.”
On top of that LePage made news last fall on the campaign trail when he told a group of fishermen that if he were elected, “you’re going to be seeing a lot of me on the front page,
saying ‘Governor LePage tells Obama to go to hell.’”
*In Maine, a former Gray-New Gloucester High School student says he was severely beaten last Thursday morning, landing him in the hospital, reports News 13/WGME-TV.
Zack White, 17, spoke to the TV outlet from his hospital bed showing mangled fingers, his ear wrapped in a bandage and cuts on his face. White says he was at a residence when the attackers came inside and beat him, shouting racial slurs the entire time.
White says his attackers are among the same group of people who shouted racial slurs about then President-elect Barack Obama after he won the election in 2008.
The Cumberland County Sheriff’s Department says it’s investigating and a possible hate crime investigation could happen soon, but that will be up to the District Attorney’s Office.
*Lady GaGa’s bid to force Congress to repeal the military’s ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’ policy came up short when the Senate voted against starting debate on a new bill.
The pop superstar has been speaking out against the policy in recent weeks and appeared at a rally in Maine on Monday, September 20 to further campaign against the policy.
“The dedication from her was amazing,” said Trevor Thomas, spokesperson for the Servicemembers Legal Defense Network, a national organization dedicated to ending DADT. “She wrote the speech, did the research and talked to people, and it did exactly what we need to do – highlight the issue to young people and others who might not have heard about this cause. But most importantly, we did it in this key area we needed it in.”
Thomas shared with reporters that the singer took a 15-hour bus ride from North Carolina to show up in Maine the next day, writing her own address the whole way there.
But, despite gaining a lot of publicity and turning heads in Washington, D.C., GaGa’s efforts in the end weren’t nearly enough. A Republican-led filibuster blocked efforts to repeal the ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’ policy on gays serving openly in the military on Tuesday.
During the rally in Maine, GaGa stated, “I’m here today because I would like to propose a new law. A law which sends home the solider which has the problem. Our new law is called, ‘If you don’t like it, go home.’”
*Saturday in Maine, television host Montel Williams spoke at yesterday’s Maine Medical Marijuana conference.
He was at the event, held at the University of Southern Maine, to speak about the state’s new law allowing medical marijuana dispensaries in hopes that he could be a voice for patients and caregivers who are often not heard in public debates and conferences around the country on the legality and validity of the use of this form of medication.
At one point when his pain level became so bad and was in tears, attending Cumberland County Sheriff Mark Dion shouted from the audience “why don’t you just take your medicine?” … the audience applauded and stood as Williams sat down, pulled out a joint and fired it up, lighting up the approval meter of the attendee’s present.